June 7, 2011

Boots, BBQ & Boogie Raises Funds for Bit by Bit June 11

The seventh annual Boots, BBQ and Boogie, benefiting the Rogers State University Bit by Bit Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, will take place Saturday, June 11, at the historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa.

The fundraising dinner and auction will feature a barbeque, silent and live auctions, and live music from Paul Bogart's Western Band.

Travis Meyer, meteorologist with KOTV Channel 6, and Natalie Cash, on-air personality for K95.5 FM, will be the event's emcee. Jack Bogart will serve as the auctioneer for the event.

Boots, BBQ & Boogie will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Cain's Ballroom, located in downtown Tulsa at 423 N. Main St. Reservations for the event are $50 per person.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Bit by Bit, a therapeutic horseback riding program serving children and adults with disabilities. The program operates at the RSU Equestrian Center, located five miles south of Oologah and two miles north of Collinsville on U.S. Highway 169.

Bit by Bit is a cooperative program between RSU and Oologah-Talala Public Schools to promote physical and mental health for children and adults with disabilities through horseback riding. The highly-regarded program provides riding sessions and other therapeutic interactions with the horses which improve balance and enhances strength, coordination, language, and cognitive and behavioral skills for participating clients. The program serves 79 students.

The event organizing committee includes:

  • Stephanie Felkins
  • Tracy Morgan
  • Debi Trelease
  • Leslie Westfall
  • Stephanie Peck

Major sponsors for the Boots, BBQ and Boogie event, to date, include:

  • Wranglers Level (presenting sponsor)
    • Overhead Door Company of Tulsa, Inc.
    • Hille Charitable Foundation
  • Rustlers Level
    • The Oxley Foundation
  • Spurs Level
    • Tiger Natural Gas, Inc.

For more information or to make reservations call the Bit by Bit office at (918) 371-1750.